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'Ax Men' Star's Daughter Killed by Family Dog

3/1/2010 3:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

'Ax Men' Star's Daughter Killed by Family DogThe 4-year-old daughter of Jesse Browning -- one of the stars of The History Channel's "Ax Men" -- died tragically yesterday in Oregon after being mauled by one of the family's pet Rottweilers.

Jesse -- whose father owns the "Browning Logging" company featured on the show -- called 911 around 1 PM after the dog attacked his daughter Ashlynn at the family home, this according to Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin.

We're told Ashlynn was airlifted to the Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland shortly after the attack ... but was pronounced dead on arrival.

We're told cops are investigating the incident.

Sheriff Bergin tells TMZ the dog involved in the attack -- along with another Rottweiler owned by the family -- was taken to a nearby animal shelter for a mandatory hold.

The family will be given three options on the fate of their dogs -- they can take them back into the home (with restrictions), adopt the dogs out to another family ... or choose to have them euthanized.

And there's this: Bergin said four months ago to the day, one of the family's other Rottweilers attacked another family member -- that dog was put down after the attack.

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46.

Jack    

+1 Brenda

No amount of training eliminates instinct. An untrained golden retriever would never have killed this girl because it is not their instinct. That is a pet, a rottweiler is a weapon.

1608 days ago
47.

Jerry Martin    

Why the hell do idiots keep that kind of dog? They're just asking for trouble.

1608 days ago
48.

Elvis    

What is it with stupid people getting big dogs that they won't train and can't control?

1608 days ago
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staceyflnative    

#7....the whale didnt kill 2 people, one man was drunk went into the tank, the other was a trainer and drowned and noone knew what happen, and this jessee dude killed enough trees I guess its just karma getting back and yes white people love their animals like black people dont, its always the race card but I suppose you think its the year of the black with obama elected who is doing a terrible job, dont use the race card..it doesnt work anymore and this shows how ignorant you people are, and your token is doing a terrible job running this country

1608 days ago
50.

dr cyclops    

why do people feel the need to own dogs like this..is something missing in their lives or do they watch to much tv or something..didnt their parents love them or they didnt get that special toy they wanted for christmas,,there is no reason to own killer dogs,,,no reason especially if you have kids..why not just leave loaded handguns laying around for your kids to play with ..nothing different about that and having a killer dog..i think its to much tv and not enough common sense.i vote to collect all pit bull and rottwhilers and dobermans and put them to sleep and make laws against having animals like that..or better yet you have to put up a million dollor bond in case the dog chews someone up ,,most of the loser owners cant rub two dimes togather so that would take care of that.....

1608 days ago
51.

brenda    

Just look at the type of people who own these killer dogs.
Trashy, stupid, ignorant. Cannot be taught anything...

1608 days ago
52.

Ginna    

Sorry, there are just some animals that should never be around children. There are bad dogs, they are animals and have animal instincts I don't care how well trained they are. Keeping vicious dogs, pit bulls, etc., around children is like keeping a loaded gun on the kitchen table. Eventually it will go off. My sympathies to the family, what a dreadful thing to happen. I can't imagine keeping that dog alive - it will attack again. Yes, I've had experience with this issue.

1608 days ago
53.

a total fan    

This is just to sad. Everyone has a right to own Rottweilers,but me personally I would never own a Rottweiler, Pittbull, Pincher or German Shepard. That's just me.

1608 days ago
54.

I BE DARNELL    

IS JESSE A PRODUCT OF INBREEDING ,BY ANY CHANCE?

1608 days ago
55.

jm    

To poster #5 - I think you are full of crap. There are very definitely bad dogs in the world. No 'bad owner' taught that dog how to kill, or allowed it to happen.

1608 days ago
56.

Momo    

The little girls throut was ripped out she bled to death. It is a horrible accident that has rocked the community. The dog is just a family dog not a dog that was used for fighting. You can't retrain the dog it has to be put down. Sometimes rots would not be my first choice to play with small children. The news media are all over Knappa today interviewing people it's just heart breaking.

1608 days ago
57.

snuffy    

I wish they'd make it illegal for rednecks to own pets :(
Actually, they should make it illegal for rednecks to have kids, too.

1608 days ago
58.

Rich    

Jesus christ how many GD babies have to get mauled by Rott's and Pitbulls before they're illegal to own and breed? You people who own them and claim they're good dogs are complete AHoles. I can't stand you. Please die.

1608 days ago
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brenda    

Thank you Jack!! So good to know there are smart folks here.

1608 days ago
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PhillipP    

For the life of me why do people have the need for vicious dogs like Pit Bulls and Rotweillers. Maybe the "man" of the family has a small thing and thinks having a killer dog makes him more macho. Anyone with vicious dogs is an idiot and save your dribble about how good the dog is. It is only a matter of time before your dog kills someone.

1608 days ago
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